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Reasons to Buy Local 100% BC Beef

Reasons to Buy Local 100% BC Beef

  1. By making the choice to buy 100% BC Beef, you’re supporting local farmers, sustainable agriculture and the local BC economy and you’re serving high quality, safe and humanely raised BC beef at your table.  It’s a matter of taste!
  2. Buying local supports BC farmers, ranchers and processors in communities throughout BC.  Every calf that stays in our province contributes $2,000 to the local economy, dollars that support local communities and a sustainable agriculture industry.
  3. More and more consumers who really care about what you eat have been asking where your meat comes from.  The 100% BC Beef logo guarantees the product you buy is 100% British Columbian because it comes from cattle that were entirely born, raised, fed and processed in BC.
  4. 100% BC Beef comes from cattle that were born and raised on family farms and ranches and processed by craft abattoirs in communities throughout the province. These local producers and processors bring great care and distinctive customs to their practices, often from generations before, with that special attention resulting in high quality, flavourful local beef.
  5. 100% BC Beef is a healthy alternative because it comes from cattle that were raised in the natural environment of BC’s rangelands, as diverse in climate and soil as each region.  Before processing the cattle are either introduced to grain or finished completely on pasture so consumers have a choice of purchasing grass or grain-finished beef, depending on your individual taste and preference.
  6. Unlike commodity beef, many small producers do not use antibiotics or hormones and a growing number are certified organic.  Details on how your meat was raised are available on this website’s “Know Your Meats” page so you can truly Know Your Meat.
  7. 100% BC Beef is environmentally friendly.  From prime cuts in fine restaurants to ground beef in the grocer’s meat case, 100% BC Beef comes directly from our producers and processors to you, greatly reducing the carbon footprint in the food miles it travels.
  8. Each one of our 100% BC Beef members – ranchers and farmers, cattle feeders, meat processors, grocers and restaurants – are committed to producing and featuring premium, high quality, beef guaranteed to be 100% local.  The 100% BC Beef logo is an easy way for you to quickly and easily recognize and choose this local beef.